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Protecting Yourself after the Accident

June 19, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

You’re cruising down route 66 under a bright Arizona sun saddled upon your favorite hog. You’re lady is on the back clutching your vest tightly for safety. All of a sudden, a car swerves into your lane. You evade catastrophe, maneuvering your bike off the road, aware from serious harm and into a ditch. Obviously you’re hurt. Anytime you are propelled from a moving vehicle at 40 MPH damages are almost inevitable. What’s important to keep in mind during this devastating situation is to stay calm, call the police, and report the accident immediately.

Images can be Invaluable

If you happen to be involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to take photographs of the accident. If you are too physically impaired to snap a few photos yourself, then it would be wise to call upon a family member or relative to survey the scene. If you are on the other side of things, driving a car that caused a motorcycle crash, then photographing the scene of the accident is also to your benefit.

Contact an Attorney

Along with calling the police after involvement in a motor vehicle accident, reaching out to an attorney is essential when involved in an accident. Clients can miss out on thousands of dollars’ worth of damage compensation if they fail to procure the assistance of a licensed attorney. Moreover, having an attorney present when involved in a serious accident can ultimately protect you from criminal charges or other misunderstandings that sometimes occur between drivers and law enforcement. Hold onto any important documentation associated with your accident. This includes medical bills, police reports, or any other paper work involved in an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident call an attorney at Hastings and Hastings today for a free consultation.